Best Chef's Tables San Francisco

CotognaCotogna (Italian) 
490 Pacific Ave.  San Francisco

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s historic Jackson Square neighborhood, Cotogna is a lively, comfortably-stylish restaurant featuring rustic Italian cuisine. Adjoining Quince, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk’s celebrated fine dining restaurant, Cotogna (meaning ‘quince’ in Italian), offers a seasonally-changing menu featuring spit-roasted or grilled meats and game birds, wood-oven pizzas, house-made pastas, fresh local seafood, salads, salumi and cheeses. A sophisticated, seasonal cocktail program features innovative cocktails, while the approachable wine program (all bottles for $50 and all glasses for $12) focuses on Northern Italian varieties.

Kokkari RestaurantKokkari (Greek / Contemporary) 
200 Jackson St. San Francisco

Kokkari (pronounced “Ko-Kar-ee”) is a small fishing village located on the islands of Samos in the Aegean Sea, whose name is derived from the small onions that were once produced in the nearby fields. Its fertile soil and Mediterranean climate translated into an abundance of fresh produce as well as treasured seafood and game. Legend tells that Kokkari is the site where Orion, a mighty hunter and a young man of gigantic stature and great beauty, fell in love with the daughter of the king of Chios. For the love of her, Orion forged the island for wild game and seafood to prepare elaborate banquets in celebration of their love. Today, we hope you will enjoy your own celebration as you dine at Kokkari Estiatorio on food “fit for the Gods” prepared with an Aegean palate and the style of innovative California fare.

Nopa San FranciscoNopa (California / Mediterranean) 
560 Divisadero St. San Francisco

nopa is a San Francisco gathering place north of the Panhandle, serving urban rustic food and specializing in organic wood-fired cuisine. We serve simple food created with seasonal ingredients sourced from local purveyors. 

One MarketOne Market (American / Contemporary) 
1 Market St. San Francisco

For nearly twenty years the restaurants of the Lark Creek Restaurant Group have featured American wines exclusively to complement our commitment to seasonal farm-fresh American fare. Join us for a special evening at our Chef's Table, located in the heart of our kitchen. You will be served a special 7 course menu by Chef Mark Dommen and staff, tour the wine cellar with our Sommelier and help us prepare a special dish for your table! Reservations are required.

Parallel 37Parallel 37 (Contemporary / American)
Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton St. San Francisco

Parallel 37 offers globally-inspired cuisine that is artistically creative, disciplined and intriguing, perfectly paired with wine, beer or handcrafted cocktails. Sourced locally, Parallel 37’s hyper-seasonal produce is farmer-grown, while meat, poultry and seafood utilize sustainable practices. 

The Chef’s Table, seating up to ten guests, features a window with a glimpse into the action in the kitchen. Guests sit down to a custom created table made from locally-sourced wine barrel staves and enclosed by tall shelves with antique culinary accessories. Guests can elect to reserve the “Kitchen Table Experience” at the Chef’s Table and start the evening inside the Parallel 37 kitchen enjoying cocktails and canapés with Chef Michael Rotondo. From there, guests will be seated at the kitchen-adjacent Chef’s Table where they will savor a spontaneous eight-course tasting



PerbaccoPerbacco (Italian)
230 California St. San Francisco

For dedicated foodies, a chef's table is available adjacent to the kitchen, where up to eight guests can enjoy all the action of Chef Terje's kitchen up close. 
Sleek and modern with one foot firmly in the Old World is the feeling at Perbacco. The restaurant boasts a brick wall original to the historic 1913 Hind building, with other touches such as a bar top and floor tiles made from white Carrara marble. With 16 seats at the bar and 7 more intimate tables,
 Perbacco creates an atmosphere for a glass of wine or a light bite. Perbacco also features 2 dining rooms, one on the main floor and a smaller one on the Mezzanine, which has the added allure of serving as "theater", with windows to watch all the action in the kitchen below.
Chef Staffan Terje strives to cook the finest food reflecting the Italian regions of Piemonte and Liguria. Handcrafted, house-made salami, prosciutto and other meats are featured at the salumi bar. Filled pastas, a tradition in Piemonte, range from the traditional ravioli to the more exotic agnolotti. Main courses feature traditional dishes such as Bollito Misto and milk-braised pork shoulder with Savoy cabbage.

SaisonSaison (Modern American)
178 Townsend St. San Francisco

Sourcing each item from the surrounding land, Saison highlights the abundant resources of the San Francisco Bay Area. Each morning a new menu is crafted based on the finest offerings from our network of small farms, ranches, and fisheries. 

SPQR (Italian / California)
1911 Fillmore St. San Francisco

SPQR is a Northern California restaurant inspired by Italian cuisine and wine. 
An acronym for Senatus Populesque Romanus, SPQR translates to “The People and Senate of Rome” and was the emblem of the Roman Empire.
We strive for a balance in offering the highest quality of food, wine and service we can for each guest’s experience in a relaxed, fun, and inviting atmosphere. 
If you would like to dine at our Chef counter please mark your reservation. Please inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions as we will try our best to accommodate.

Led by Chef Matthew Accarrino a Food & Wine “Best New Chef” in 2014 and celebrated Sommelier/Owner Shelley Lindgren.

A proud recipient of a Michelin star for both 2013 and 2014, we strive for balance in offering the highest quality of food, wine and service for each guest’s experience in a intimate and inviting atmosphere.

State Bird ProvisionsState Bird Provisions (California / Small Plates)
1529 Fillmore St. San Francisco

State Bird Provisions is an adventurous, inventive, delicious, thoughtful contemporary American restaurant; which started as a recipe for serving quail and has slowly evolved into a restaurant without any programmed elements.

TerzoTerzo (Mediterranean / Small Plates)
3011 Steiner St. San Francisco

Terzo (which means third in Italian) offers a daily changing menu of about 15 small plates and 5 large plates. Its “pan-Mediterranean” fare is under the care of Executive Chef Mark Gordon. The wine list offers over 80 options of European and Californian wines chosen to pair with the food.

A high table sits between the bar and dining room and offers communal style seating for up to 10 diners. Additional walk-in seating is available on 3 high tops in the front window. Espresso leather banquets line the dining room. A more intimate back dining room can be booked for private parties of up to 18.

Inspired by the wine bars and cafes of Sicily, Rome, Seville & Madrid, wines are stored along the walls of the dining room. An original fireplace was refurbished and is lit when the weather is chilly out. Stylish lighting creates a chic atmosphere.

Wayfare TavernWayfare Tavern (American) 
558 Sacramento St, San Francisco

Chef Tyler Florence brings his passion for high quality and style to San Francisco with his new flagship restaurant, Wayfare Tavern. A classic San Francisco Tavern featuring authentic American dishes inspired by local cuisine at the turn of the 20th century, the menu ranges from classic comforts to rustic delicacies. The beverage menu features locally-sourced wines including a selection of Florence's own label, quality draft beers and organic root beer as well as classic Victorian-era cocktails.

All three floors of the restaurant have been designed keeping historical accuracy in mind making Wayfare Tavern reminiscent of a Victorian parlor and an Edwardian men's club, where anything goes from black-tie to blue jeans. Pull up a stool to the Chef's Counter at the open kitchen and look on as Chef prepares your lunch or head to the Library and Billiard Room for a game of pool. Wayfare Tavern is a truly unparalleled dining experience translated from a century ago.

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12 Jun 2016

By Best of Concierge